I had to purchase Observing the Universe: A Guide to Observational Astronomy and Planetary Science, by Andrew Norton, for the Duke TIP program at PARI. It explains in good detail many aspects of observational astronomy. Good book for a serious introduction to this subject.
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Anyone interested in a first hand account of NASA‘s robotic missions to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn will find Moon Hunters: NASA’s Remarkable Expeditions to the Ends of the Solar System by Jeffrey Kluger to be a great read. Various moons, like Europa and Titan, may harbor forms of life and the only way to find out is to explore them. The book narrates the discoveries of various probes, such as Ranger, Voyager, and Galileo.
The novel provides insight into Sagan’s mind about the future of humanity and should be read by all those interested in humanity’s future life away from Earth. (ISBN-13: 978-0345376596)
Sadly, Sagan passed away before the duo could complete a sequel.